Arun introduced guest speaker Brittany Webb. Brittany has recently taken on the role of Community Engagement Coordinator with Diabetes Canada and is making the rounds with local service clubs to talk about diabetes. She had a very interesting presentation with a lot of facts showing the severity of the rise in the diagnosis of people with the disease. The scariest was the number of people who do not know that they are at risk of becoming diabetic. Food choices and an active lifestyle are great ways to help avoid type 2 diabetes. She talked about the camps that are available for type 1 diabetic children and the costing involved. Subject to space available no child is turned away as there is funding available. There is a local camp in London called Camp Discovery located at the former Camp Woodeden just west of London near Komoka. Doug thanked Brittany and presented her with a Polio Plus certificate of donation.
Tom introduced his friend Wale who he has known for several years after having crossed paths at a number of RI Conventions. Wale and his wife are here for the Toronto convention and are visiting Tom and Pat for a few days prior. Wale is finishing his term as DG for District 9110 in Nigeria. A very busy year as that district has over 100 clubs!  Wale spoke to us for a few minutes about his time as DG and reminded us of the importance of the Rotary Foundation. Through this, a great impact can be made worldwide. Shoring up friendships such as theirs can aid in the building of international projects. Doug thanked Wale and presented him with some Rotary Lager. (Tom had just happened to mention that Wale likes beer!)